You guys should know by now that I am now in Cambodia. For those still clueless, I'm here to work. No not to plough the soil and work WORK, but to do an info-edutainment programme. This is the very first show I'm hosting on my own (yup NO MORE CO-HOST!!! *GASP!!!*), and to be honest, I'm a bit nervous about how it would turn out on TV. I haven't hosted any show of this nature before (previous shows I've hosted were part-scripted, like "Fun Learning" and "Closet Affairs" done 6 YEARS AGO~), so I was kinda afraid that I may have gotten a little out of touch with hosting.
Most of you who have never done hosting will never know how different it is from acting. Firstly, you need to have a good enough dictionary at the back of your head, so you can whip out adjectives just *snaps fingers* like that. I admit I haven't been reading enough Chinese books, and I've been doing a lot of non-Chinese shos (Tamil and Malay!!!!) so my Mandarin has been rusting in the brain. *guiltily averts everyone's eyes*
Now all my languages are bua tang zui. Sibeh cham.
Must brush up EVERY SINGLE LOCAL LANGUAGE AND CONQUER ALL THE CHANNELS WITH EASE MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *kee xiao*
回到新加坡第一件事就是去书架把妈妈的华文书翻一番（妈妈的华文书是多到~~~~），挑出一本来看。Too used to being fed lines (I've been acting A LOT, and with acting, we have a script prepared for us, so it's very different). Not good. Time to start feeding my brain with vocab so I can make my own (good) lines. Better late than never yeah? ;) 演艺圈这条路不会给你太多机会的。 有给你的时候，一定要准备好，把握良机，把最好的呈献给大家。^.^
Well, before I go on I want to tell you guys a bit about the show. It's called 《娃娃看天下》 by the way. Basically each episode I have a different kid with me, exploring and finding out what the natives or the local people's lives are like. As much as we can, we try to get close and experience what they do, so the kid has a comparison and realise how lucky we are to be children in Singapore. The show aims to let our local kids learn, understand and maybe even empathize with the children in other countries. We want to have them understand how fortunate they really are, and to be grateful for everything which they may have always taken for granted. Meaningful? I sincerely think so. =)
You know, for this industry to experiment with using a host who have no prior experience or formal training, it takes a lot of faith. Most hosts go through co-hosting with other senior experienced hosts before they get a show they can call their own. I sincerely want to thank Wawa Pictures and Mediacorp for giving me this opportunity. I'm sure everyone's worried about how I will perform, and whether I will make the show a success. *nervous grin* I'm still learning the ropes, like how to bring out information, how to interview and lead my other partners in the show (the tour guide and the kids with me) such that everyone gets to contribute something valuable and with content (and not just silly banter and laughing and god-knows-what).
The director, Bee Yian, has been most patient and motherly and have been teaching me bit by bit how to go about doing this show. Despite having to shoot, taking care of everyone's welfare, thinking of possible content (you think it's so easy to be a director ah?), she takes care to guide me whenever she can. I'm trying to pick things up quickly too so that she doesn't have to worry about me in future shoots. I may have to start talking to myself a lot at home. And read, of course. And er...watch more Taiwanese infotainment programmes to see how those guys do it. The Taiwanese are REALLY good somehow.
Oh, and I've been nominated for Vasantham's Pradhana Vizha's Best Newcomer!!!!
OMG!!!! *swings underwear over my head and skips around the hotel room*
I can't tell you how happy I am because I REALLY put in a lot of effort for Vyjayanthi, the Tamil show I did earlier this year. It was my very first lead role, and the producer Gayatri took a bet by picking a non-bigshot (me) to star in her show.
That's Gaya3 and Vyju~
Those of you who have not watched it, please go have a look (subtitles included) at www.xinmsn.com/vyjayanthi. Tell me how I fare, and whether I stand a chance?
Thank you Vasantham. Thank you Eagle Vision. Thank you Mediacorp.
Being nominated is a big thing, and I'm really grateful for the recognition. A big, fat thank you to all of you who have tuned in to Vyjayanthi and made the ratings sky-high. *watery eyes*
*walks away to get tissue to dab tears of gratitude and joy*
p/s. That's my version of muacks, hugs and kisses, for those who don't know. ^.^